Honda Honda Civic Hatchback Special Editions 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R Limited Edition 5dr

Adaptive cruise control
Multi-information display
Lane departure warning system
Lane keep assist
Forward collision warning
Traffic sign recognition
Road departure mitigation
Idle stop
Electric power steering wheel with variable gear ratio steering
Agile handling assist
Intelligent speed limiter
Adaptive damping system
Vehicle stability assist
'Shark fin' mobile antenna
Rear wiper
Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Privacy glass
Body colour door handles
Solid paint
Black grille
Body coloured bumpers
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
LED daytime running lights
LED Headlights
High beam assist
LED rear lights
LED front fog lights
Triple exhaust tailpipe
Aspherical driver door mirrors
Black window garnish
Front/rear, side sill, black roof panel and bonnet scoop sport styling
Type R emblem
Rear head restraints
Cloth upholstery
Front/rear courtesy lights
Front map lights
Driver's seat height adjustment
Glovebox light
Front head restraints
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
Alloy pedals
60/40 split folding rear seat
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Trunk light
Driver and front passenger seat armrests
Ambient light in roof
Isofix points
Red meter illumination
Alcantara leather steering wheel
Shift indicator lighting (SIL)
Alloy leather gear shift knob
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbags
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Front and rear curtain airbags
Anti-lock Brake System + Electronic Brakeforce Distribution + Brake assist
Hill start assist
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Collision mitigation braking system
Deflation detection system
2 x 3-point rear seat belts
Airbags - driver and front passenger
Driver SRS airbag (single stage inflation)
Front and rear seat belts with emergency locking retractor (ELR)
Immobiliser
Security alarm
Superlocking
Smart entry + Smart start
Selectable door unlock
Remote central locking with 2 jack knife keys
Tyre repair kit
Michelin cup 2 tyres
20" Black BBS alloy wheels
CO2 191
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1996
Compression Ratio 2076
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 402
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Combined 33.60
Urban 29.10
Extra Urban 42.80
Badge Engine CC 1996
Badge Power 320.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 5.52
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 5.70
Engine BHP 320.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1358
Engine Torque 400.00
Top Speed 168
Front Tyres 245/30 R20
Rear Tyres 245/30 R20
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1434
Length 4557
Wheel Base 2699
Width 1877
Fuel Tank Size 46.00
Weight 1760
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1358
Towing Weight Unbraked 0
Number Of Seats 4

Ten Second Review

The Civic Type R is a hot hatch that only Honda could make. This improved version of the fifth generation 'FK8'-series model continues with the DNA of a track tearaway but at the same time, also now claims to have a softer side. As before, the car remains defiantly front-driven and frantically fast. It looks the real deal.

Background

Cards on table time. I absolutely adore hot Hondas. There's just something so unashamedly extreme about the way these cars are built. It pops up in the most unexpected places but speaks of a deep devotion to engineering excellence. Whereas most other manufacturers would be content to beef-up the engine, stiffen the suspension and add a few go-faster cues inside and out, Honda is different. That's just the start. A Type R Honda has, to date, been about the subtle details - and there are a few more of those to admire with this revised model. Perhaps Honda felt the need to make it appeal to a broader audience. Is it now more representative of the breed. Or something different altogether?

Driving Experience

Subtle dynamic changes have been made to this improved Type R - a revised air intake system, improved cooling, two-piece floating disc brakes for increased performance, plus revised suspension geometry and bushings for improved ride compliance. Otherwise, everything's as you were. The headline figures are undeniably impressive. Power comes courtesy of a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC petrol engine, which really delivers a solid punch of both power and torque. Output is 320PS at 6,500rpm. There's 400Nm of torque, enough to see 62mph disappear in 5.7s en route to a 169mph maximum. This wild Civic continues to buck the trend and return the hot hatch genre to its years of shopping rocket excess. Key to its ability to do that are a trio of selectable driving modes that tweak throttle response, suspension feel and feedback from the new variable-ratio steering system. The car defaults to its mid 'Sport' setting on start-up but it's the ultimate '+R' option that you'll need if you're planning to put all the skirts and spoilers to the test by taking to the track. At the same time though, as advertised, this fifth generation model can also be less of a racetrack refugee on the occasions when you need to dial everything down a bit. That's thanks to an extra 'Comfort' driving option that makes everything a little softer and less manic, allowing you to feel the benefits of the sophisticated multi-link rear suspension set-up.

Design and Build

The look of this Type R hasn't changed - or at least it hasn't in standard and GT forms; there's now also a subtler-looking 'Sportline'-trimmed variant that has a lower rear wing and smaller 19-inch wheels with larger profile tyres. Ideal if you wanted one of these but felt embarrassed at the thought of parking it next to the boss's car outside the office. Otherwise, go wild and wacky here. Honda's insistent that all the wings and flics are functional and talks of the hours on the Nurburgring, being thrashed round the Takasu test track and forensic studies of the aerodynamics in the Sakura wind tunnel. An almost completely flat underside sucks the car onto the road and the rear wing, front splitter and deep side skirts are also demonstrably functional. Big grilles in the bumpers direct cooling air to the engine and brakes. The lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels look pretty mean too. The cabin has been lightly upgraded with this revised model - a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, a counterweighted teardrop gear knob and new physical controls for the infotainment and climate systems. Otherwise, it's as you were. High-backed sports seats grip the front occupants with a suede-effect fabric offset by red double stitching. The red highlights continue across the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearstick gaiter. There's room for a couple of uncomplaining folk at the back. And a 420-litre boot.

Market and Model

There's a real sweet spot for performance cars with around 320PS under their bonnets and it's close to £35,000, around which are clustered cars like the BMW M135i, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3. Honda has traditionally lost out to German brand rivals like that because the Type R looks a bit wild - hence the introduction of a subtler-looking 'Sport Line' version with a low-level rear spoiler, smaller 19-inch alloy whee;ls and an all-black interior. The 'Sportline' joins the existing range of standard and plusher 'GT' Type R models; the standard variant costs from just under £33,000, while the 'GT' and the 'Sportline' both cost £2,000 more. If you're a Type R enthusiast, you'll know about the Limited Edition version, which features lightweight 20" BBS forged alloy wheels, unique 'Sunlight Yellow' paint, and a 47kg weight saving over the standard version. If you want to buy that, you're too late as all 20 examples of it headed for the UK have been sold. Most customers choose the Type R GT, which benefits from extra features like a Honda CONNECT infotainment system with Garmin Navigation and a high power audio, plus dual zone climate control, an auto dimming rear view mirror, wireless charging, LED front fog lights and blind spot information including cross traffic monitor,

Cost of Ownership

Economy and emissions figures for the Type R are, as expected, competitive though not quite up with this car's German rivals, VW's Golf R and Audi's S3. The combined cycle fuel figure is 33.2mpg and the CO2 reading is 178g/km. Residual values shouldn't put too much of a bash in the budget as there's always been a strong used trade in Type Rs. With this Civic being the only Type R model in Honda's line-up for the foreseeable future, demand ought to be very healthy indeed. On to the warranty, a three year/90,000 mile deal, which is a bit better than most rivals who tend to offer guarantees limited to 60,000 miles. There's also a five year servicing plan but you'd do better to purchase Honda's 'Full Customer Care' package which is called 'Five' and which, for £850, includes that five year servicing deal along with an extended five year warranty and five years of roadside assistance. This can be incorporated into the monthly cost of a Civic Type R if you buy it on a PCP finance package.

Summary

There's a lot of competition in this market sector, much of it from cars like the Audi S3 and BMW's M135i xDrive, both of which offer all-wheel drive grip and sledgehammer acceleration off the line. So where does that leave the front-wheel drive Civic Type R? It suddenly looks a bit conspicuous. Honda is a company that insists we judge on results rather than on engineering dogma. It has a point. Drive this car and decide for yourself. It's not only incredibly fast and sounds brilliant but there's more cornering traction than you'd ever believe would be possible from a front-driven hot hatch with this kind of power. Honda says that sales of C-segment cars like this one with more than 300PS have tripled since the previous generation version of this car was launched. If, from the widening range of options on offer, you choose a Civic Type R, it'll be because you've remembered just why it was you wanted to buy a hot hatch in the first place. And you'll revel in the extrovert, intoxicating driving experience it offers. There's nothing else quite like it.

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Smartphone wireless charging plate £362.50 (ex. VAT)
Rear wing Standard (ex. VAT)
Body colour door mirrors Standard (ex. VAT)
Red front ambient footlight £220.83 (ex. VAT)
Red door lining illumination £325.00 (ex. VAT)
Carbon door mirror caps £508.33 (ex. VAT)
Silver door mirror caps £162.50 (ex. VAT)
Windshield cover £55.83 (ex. VAT)
Carbon B-pillar decorations £829.17 (ex. VAT)
Carbon rear diffuser decorations £925.00 (ex. VAT)
Carbon wing spoiler £1704.17 (ex. VAT)
Carbon hood air intake decoration £712.50 (ex. VAT)
Brushed steel boot sill decorations £129.17 (ex. VAT)
Boot mat £70.83 (ex. VAT)
Dog Guard £195.83 (ex. VAT)
Boot tray with dividers £104.17 (ex. VAT)
Illuminated doorstep garnishes £358.33 (ex. VAT)
Elegance floor carpets £141.67 (ex. VAT)
Baby-safe Isofix base £133.33 (ex. VAT)
KIDFIX 2-3 child seat £183.33 (ex. VAT)
ISOFIX duo plus 1+ child seat £254.17 (ex. VAT)
Baby-safe plus 0+ child seat £145.83 (ex. VAT)
Red console illumination £279.17 (ex. VAT)
Carbon doorstep garnishes £741.67 (ex. VAT)
Carbon interior panels £1083.33 (ex. VAT)
Boot tray (no dividers) £79.17 (ex. VAT)
Cupholder ashtray £43.33 (ex. VAT)
Lipped rubber mats- rear £33.33 (ex. VAT)
Lipped rubber mats- front £58.33 (ex. VAT)
Carbon exterior pack - Civic - Type R £3050.00 (ex. VAT)
Red illumination pack - Civic £733.33 (ex. VAT)
Carbon exterior pack 2 - Civic - Type R £2125.00 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Sunlight yellow Standard (ex. VAT)
Warning triangle £5.83 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Red Standard (ex. VAT)

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Adaptive cruise control
Multi-information display
Lane departure warning system
Lane keep assist
Forward collision warning
Traffic sign recognition
Road departure mitigation
Idle stop
Electric power steering wheel with variable gear ratio steering
Agile handling assist
Intelligent speed limiter
Adaptive damping system
Vehicle stability assist
'Shark fin' mobile antenna
Rear wiper
Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Privacy glass
Body colour door handles
Solid paint
Black grille
Body coloured bumpers
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
LED daytime running lights
LED Headlights
High beam assist
LED rear lights
LED front fog lights
Triple exhaust tailpipe
Aspherical driver door mirrors
Black window garnish
Front/rear, side sill, black roof panel and bonnet scoop sport styling
Type R emblem
Rear head restraints
Cloth upholstery
Front/rear courtesy lights
Front map lights
Driver's seat height adjustment
Glovebox light
Front head restraints
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
Alloy pedals
60/40 split folding rear seat
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Trunk light
Driver and front passenger seat armrests
Ambient light in roof
Isofix points
Red meter illumination
Alcantara leather steering wheel
Shift indicator lighting (SIL)
Alloy leather gear shift knob
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbags
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Front and rear curtain airbags
Anti-lock Brake System + Electronic Brakeforce Distribution + Brake assist
Hill start assist
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Collision mitigation braking system
Deflation detection system
2 x 3-point rear seat belts
Airbags - driver and front passenger
Driver SRS airbag (single stage inflation)
Front and rear seat belts with emergency locking retractor (ELR)
Immobiliser
Security alarm
Superlocking
Smart entry + Smart start
Selectable door unlock
Remote central locking with 2 jack knife keys
Tyre repair kit
Michelin cup 2 tyres
20" Black BBS alloy wheels
CO2 191
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1996
Compression Ratio 2076
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 402
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Combined 33.60
Urban 29.10
Extra Urban 42.80
Badge Engine CC 1996
Badge Power 320.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 5.52
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 5.70
Engine BHP 320.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1358
Engine Torque 400.00
Top Speed 168
Front Tyres 245/30 R20
Rear Tyres 245/30 R20
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1434
Length 4557
Wheel Base 2699
Width 1877
Fuel Tank Size 46.00
Weight 1760
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1358
Towing Weight Unbraked 0
Number Of Seats 4

Ten Second Review

The Civic Type R is a hot hatch that only Honda could make. This improved version of the fifth generation 'FK8'-series model continues with the DNA of a track tearaway but at the same time, also now claims to have a softer side. As before, the car remains defiantly front-driven and frantically fast. It looks the real deal.

Background

Cards on table time. I absolutely adore hot Hondas. There's just something so unashamedly extreme about the way these cars are built. It pops up in the most unexpected places but speaks of a deep devotion to engineering excellence. Whereas most other manufacturers would be content to beef-up the engine, stiffen the suspension and add a few go-faster cues inside and out, Honda is different. That's just the start. A Type R Honda has, to date, been about the subtle details - and there are a few more of those to admire with this revised model. Perhaps Honda felt the need to make it appeal to a broader audience. Is it now more representative of the breed. Or something different altogether?

Driving Experience

Subtle dynamic changes have been made to this improved Type R - a revised air intake system, improved cooling, two-piece floating disc brakes for increased performance, plus revised suspension geometry and bushings for improved ride compliance. Otherwise, everything's as you were. The headline figures are undeniably impressive. Power comes courtesy of a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC petrol engine, which really delivers a solid punch of both power and torque. Output is 320PS at 6,500rpm. There's 400Nm of torque, enough to see 62mph disappear in 5.7s en route to a 169mph maximum. This wild Civic continues to buck the trend and return the hot hatch genre to its years of shopping rocket excess. Key to its ability to do that are a trio of selectable driving modes that tweak throttle response, suspension feel and feedback from the new variable-ratio steering system. The car defaults to its mid 'Sport' setting on start-up but it's the ultimate '+R' option that you'll need if you're planning to put all the skirts and spoilers to the test by taking to the track. At the same time though, as advertised, this fifth generation model can also be less of a racetrack refugee on the occasions when you need to dial everything down a bit. That's thanks to an extra 'Comfort' driving option that makes everything a little softer and less manic, allowing you to feel the benefits of the sophisticated multi-link rear suspension set-up.

Design and Build

The look of this Type R hasn't changed - or at least it hasn't in standard and GT forms; there's now also a subtler-looking 'Sportline'-trimmed variant that has a lower rear wing and smaller 19-inch wheels with larger profile tyres. Ideal if you wanted one of these but felt embarrassed at the thought of parking it next to the boss's car outside the office. Otherwise, go wild and wacky here. Honda's insistent that all the wings and flics are functional and talks of the hours on the Nurburgring, being thrashed round the Takasu test track and forensic studies of the aerodynamics in the Sakura wind tunnel. An almost completely flat underside sucks the car onto the road and the rear wing, front splitter and deep side skirts are also demonstrably functional. Big grilles in the bumpers direct cooling air to the engine and brakes. The lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels look pretty mean too. The cabin has been lightly upgraded with this revised model - a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, a counterweighted teardrop gear knob and new physical controls for the infotainment and climate systems. Otherwise, it's as you were. High-backed sports seats grip the front occupants with a suede-effect fabric offset by red double stitching. The red highlights continue across the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearstick gaiter. There's room for a couple of uncomplaining folk at the back. And a 420-litre boot.

Market and Model

There's a real sweet spot for performance cars with around 320PS under their bonnets and it's close to £35,000, around which are clustered cars like the BMW M135i, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3. Honda has traditionally lost out to German brand rivals like that because the Type R looks a bit wild - hence the introduction of a subtler-looking 'Sport Line' version with a low-level rear spoiler, smaller 19-inch alloy whee;ls and an all-black interior. The 'Sportline' joins the existing range of standard and plusher 'GT' Type R models; the standard variant costs from just under £33,000, while the 'GT' and the 'Sportline' both cost £2,000 more. If you're a Type R enthusiast, you'll know about the Limited Edition version, which features lightweight 20" BBS forged alloy wheels, unique 'Sunlight Yellow' paint, and a 47kg weight saving over the standard version. If you want to buy that, you're too late as all 20 examples of it headed for the UK have been sold. Most customers choose the Type R GT, which benefits from extra features like a Honda CONNECT infotainment system with Garmin Navigation and a high power audio, plus dual zone climate control, an auto dimming rear view mirror, wireless charging, LED front fog lights and blind spot information including cross traffic monitor,

Cost of Ownership

Economy and emissions figures for the Type R are, as expected, competitive though not quite up with this car's German rivals, VW's Golf R and Audi's S3. The combined cycle fuel figure is 33.2mpg and the CO2 reading is 178g/km. Residual values shouldn't put too much of a bash in the budget as there's always been a strong used trade in Type Rs. With this Civic being the only Type R model in Honda's line-up for the foreseeable future, demand ought to be very healthy indeed. On to the warranty, a three year/90,000 mile deal, which is a bit better than most rivals who tend to offer guarantees limited to 60,000 miles. There's also a five year servicing plan but you'd do better to purchase Honda's 'Full Customer Care' package which is called 'Five' and which, for £850, includes that five year servicing deal along with an extended five year warranty and five years of roadside assistance. This can be incorporated into the monthly cost of a Civic Type R if you buy it on a PCP finance package.

Summary

There's a lot of competition in this market sector, much of it from cars like the Audi S3 and BMW's M135i xDrive, both of which offer all-wheel drive grip and sledgehammer acceleration off the line. So where does that leave the front-wheel drive Civic Type R? It suddenly looks a bit conspicuous. Honda is a company that insists we judge on results rather than on engineering dogma. It has a point. Drive this car and decide for yourself. It's not only incredibly fast and sounds brilliant but there's more cornering traction than you'd ever believe would be possible from a front-driven hot hatch with this kind of power. Honda says that sales of C-segment cars like this one with more than 300PS have tripled since the previous generation version of this car was launched. If, from the widening range of options on offer, you choose a Civic Type R, it'll be because you've remembered just why it was you wanted to buy a hot hatch in the first place. And you'll revel in the extrovert, intoxicating driving experience it offers. There's nothing else quite like it.

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